This book focuses on the role of economic and political institutions in economic development. The book offers fresh perspectives
on the issues facing less-developed countries and the elements influencing their outcomes. The text includes chapters on democracy,
property rights, and economic freedom, and uses diverse methodology such as case studies, spacial econometrics, and cross-country
analysis. The volume features the work of prominent scholars in the area of institutional analysis such as Mohammed Akacem,
Christopher Coyne, and Andrew Young as well as a number of junior scholars. This book will be useful for researchers and students
interested in economic development and institutional analysis in general, in addition to individuals with a specific focus
on countries or regions such as Iraq or sub-Saharan Africa.